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Number of care applications received by Cafcass in October is highest for that month

1,198 care applications received

In October 2017, Cafcass received a total of 1,198 care applications. This figure represents a 4 per cent increase compared with those received in October 2016 and is the highest monthly total for an October on record.

In each of the preceding three months the number of applications received had been lower than the corresponding month in 2016.

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